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Lanivet ( ) is a village and civil parish in Cornwallmarker, United Kingdommarker. The main village is 2½ miles south-west of Bodminmarker and lies on the Saints' Waymarker long-distance footpath, near the half-way point.

The parish includes the hamlets of Bodwanick, Bokiddickmarker, Lamorick, St Ingunger, Trebell, Tregullon, Tremoore, and Woodly, part of St Lawrance is also in this parish.

Notable buildings and antiquities

In the church are monuments of the Courtenays of Tremere. In the churchyard are two ancient stone crosses and a rare example of a hogback grave dating from Viking times. Langdon (1896) also records the existence of four more stone crosses in the parish. About a quarter of a mile from the church are the remains of St. Benet's, a monastery of the Benedictine order, said to have been subordinate to Monte Cassinomarker, in Italy, or according to others, Clairvaux in Burgundy.

St Ingunger, in the parish, is said to have been the residence of the hermit, Saint Congar of Congresbury, in the early 6th century.

Thomas Hardy connection

Thomas Hardy came to Lanivet in August, 1872, to visit the home of Emma Gifford where he was introduced to her parents at Kirland House. He wrote a poem in the same year entitled Near Lanivet.


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